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Valorous Masculinities and Patriotism in the Texts of Early Nineteenth-Century German Women Writers

Karin Baumgartner
German Studies Review
Vol. 31, No. 2 (May, 2008), pp. 325-344
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27668519
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Abstract

The Napoleonic Wars fundamentally challenged German ideas of what it meant to be a man. For the first time, women participated in these debates and publicly declared that a new type of man was needed, one who was more martial, more patriotic, and more courageous—a man who was more like the French. Read as political documents, the texts by Helmina von Chézy, Amalie von Helvig, Christine Westphalen, Caroline de la Motte Fouqué, and Karoline Pichler reveal how these women attempted to contribute to the shaping of the emerging, yet mostly imagined, German nation and the discussion of citizenship.

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